How would you make an extra $100?

by Leo on October 21, 2014

I woke up this morning to an interesting email…

An online blogger asked his readers to tell him how they would go about earning an extra $100 in 30 days…he used the example of missing your rent payment if you didn’t make it.

The responses ranged from wacky to brilliant!

Among my favorites was the simple… ask your Facebook  friends what they would pay someone $10 to $100 to do for them this week.

Not one to waste a good idea, I now put that question to my readers…

“How would you make an extra $100 in 30 days if you absolutely needed it?”

Leave your idea in the comments below.






Get Paid To Lose

by Leo on July 22, 2014

Wanna bet?

I read an interesting article last week about a
unique way to keep yourself motivated
to reach your goals.

You make a bet.

The focus of this particular article was weight loss
but I’m sure it can be adapted for other goals.

There are apps and websites that will let you make
a bet as to how much weight you will lose by a
certain date.

“Bet $25 that you will lose 4% of your body weight in
30 days” for example.

If you make it, you win $25…if not, your $25 goes to
people who did reach their goal.

Two players in this space are PACT and DIET BET














Another one is called Nexercise

“Compete against your friends to complete challenges
and earn medals”.

I can’t help but think there are ways this idea could be adapted
to help you reach other goals.

What politician/group/cause do you dislike?

Write a check to them for $100 or some other amount that
would hurt.

Give that check to a trusted friend or family member in an
addressed, stamped and sealed envelope.

Instruct them to drop it in the mail if you don’t achieve X
by a certain date.

And I encourage you to make your goals ACTION oriented
rather than results oriented.

I will make 25 phone calls.

I will send 100 emails

I will do 100 pushups

I will send 10 resumes

I will eat 5 fruits a day

Goals should be stuff you can control which when achieved
could reasonably be expected to help get you where you want
to go.

Another idea to help you reach your goals is to start your
own blog about it.

Erica Stone calls this a “Monetized Life”.

She suggests you start a blog and write
about what happens in your regular
life and link to products and services
for which you will be paid a commission.

The idea isn’t that only your friends and relatives
will click the links and you’ll get a commission.

The bigger goal is to get GOOGLE to notice your
site and rank your article high in their search
results so perfect strangers will read your
stuff, click your links and earn you a commission.

Click here to learn more about Erica’s new program.

Don’t think your life is interesting enough?

How about these ideas…

You watch a movie or two this weekend?… You could
write about that!

Watched a TV show you hated?…You could write
about that!

You cooked some meals… Tried different pots, pans or
infomercial items?…You could write about that!

Get some good deals while shopping?…Type away!

Call to get a lower rate on your cable bill? That’s an article!

Visit a local tourist attraction…great experience on an airline
…first time using one of those fancy new toilets?

All fodder for interesting articles on your blog.

Erica even shows you how to make “Yard Work” interesting!

She covers how to create titles to attract Google, use photos
and more!

The program also covers how to use get traffic which is a
basic requirement to turn this into an income stream for you.

AND MOST IMPORTANT, Erica shows you how to
MONETIZE your blog in a natural way that isn’t salesy.

There is one slight hitch if you live in Arkansas, Colorado,
Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, or Rhode Island.

The fastest way to “monetize your life” is using the affiliate program. Unfortunately Amazon
does not allow affiliates in those states at the moment.

It’s still possible to earn commissions on other products
and services but I wanted to be sure you were clear on this
if you live in those states.

Otherwise, turn your life into a moneymaker starting today.

The price right now is under $17 but it’s one of those pesky
promos where the price goes UP every few sales, so go grab
it now.

And yes, I do earn a commission if you decide to buy using
my link. I practice what I preach.

Send me your receipt and I’ll let you know how I monetize
Facebook just about every day which earns me $50-$100
a month, typically.

Make it a great day!

Thank you,



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